Air Temperatures – The following maximum temperatures were recorded across the state of Hawaii Tuesday:
Lihue, Kauai – 75
Honolulu airport, Oahu - 79
Molokai airport - 76
Kahului airport, Maui – 78
Kona airport, Hawaii – 79
Hilo airport, Hawaii - 75
Air Temperatures ranged between these warmest and coolest spots near sea level – and on the highest mountain tops around the state…as of 510am Wednesday morning:
Kaaneohe, Oahu – 69
Hana airport, Maui – 61
Haleakala Summit – 34 (near 10,000 feet on Maui)
Mauna Kea Summit – 23 (13,000+ feet on the Big Island)
Hawaii’s Mountains – Here’s a link to the live web cam on the summit of near 13,800 foot Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. This web cam is available during the daylight hours here in the islands…and when there’s a big moon shining down during the night at times. Plus, during the nights you will be able to see stars, and the sunrise and sunset too…depending upon weather conditions. Here's the Haleakala Crater webcam on Maui – if it's working.
Tropical Cyclone activity in the eastern and central Pacific - Here’s the latest weather information coming out of the National Hurricane Center, covering the eastern north Pacific. You can find the latest tropical cyclone information for the central north Pacific (where Hawaii is located) by clicking on this link to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center. A satellite image, which shows the entire ocean area between Hawaii and the Mexican coast…can be found here. The 2012 hurricane season is over in the eastern and central Pacific…resuming on May 15th and June 1st 2013.
Wind Advisory for the Big Island Summits
~~~538am HST Wednesday morning: clear, calm
at my upcountry Kula, Maui weather tower,
the air temperature was 51.3F degrees~~~
The following numbers represent the most recent top wind gusts (mph), along with directions as of Wednesday morning:
12 Mana, Kauai – NE
20 Kuaokala, Oahu – NE
08 Molokai – NNW
18 Kahoolawe – NNE
12 Kula 1, Maui – NW
18 Upolu airport, Big Island – NE
Here are the latest 24-hour precipitation totals (inches) for each of the islands as of Wednesday morning:
0.18 Moanalua RG, Oahu
0.10 Kaupo Gap, Maui
0.74 Kulani, Big Island
We can use the following links to see what’s going on in our area of the north central Pacific Ocean. Here's the latest NOAA satellite picture – the latest looping satellite image…and finally the latest looping radar image for the Hawaiian Islands.
~~~ Hawaii Weather Narrative ~~~
Our winds are generally light…mostly from the northeast. Here's a weather chart showing high pressure systems far to the northeast and northwest of Hawaii. At the same time, we have a couple of dissipating cold fronts located just to the northeast of the Big Island…and just north of Kauai. Our local winds will remain generally on the light side through the work week, a bit stronger locally at times. These light breezes will give way to more Kona winds, ahead of a rainfall producing cold front this coming weekend.
Satellite imagery shows a wide and thick streak of high clouds over the eastern side of the state… This impressive band of high cirrus clouds are associated with a low pressure system aloft, to the northwest through north of here. There were showers around today, as the overlying atmosphere remained somewhat shower prone, especially around the Big Island. As this high stuff moves away, we will get back into more sunshine during the mid-week period, which I think everyone is pretty ready for about now.
Wednesday and Thursday should be pretty nice, although as we get into Friday and the weekend…worsening weather conditions will return. Later Thursday and Friday, a cold front will approach the state from the northwest. The front looks like it may bring considerable rainfall our way later Friday into Saturday…then stall over the Big Island by Sunday. There's expected to be rainfall, pre-frontal showers occurring ahead of this weekend's cold front, and then with the cold front itself. This situation may bring enough precipitation, that we could see localized flooding then. It appears that as we move into early next week, we'll find slightly cooler, and light northerly breezes filling in behind the frontal passage (fropa). I hope you have a great Tuesday night wherever you happen to be spending it! Aloha for now…Glenn.
Notice: Today I'll be flying from Maui to San Francisco, beginning a visit with family and friends…through April 11th. As usual, the daily weather forecasts on this website will remain available in my absence. I'll have more to say about this trip before leaving, although I just wanted to give you a heads-up before my departure.
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World-wide tropical cyclone activity:
Atlantic Ocean/Caribbean Sea: There are no active tropical cyclones
Gulf of Mexico: There are no active tropical cyclones
Eastern Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones
Central Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones
Western Pacific Ocean: There are no active tropical cyclones
South Pacific Ocean: Tropical cyclone 19P (Sandra) remains active in the southwest Pacific, located approximately 325 NM southwest of Noumea, New Caledonia. TC 19P has 45 knot sustained winds, with gusts to near 55 knots. Here's the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) graphical track map, along with a satellite image.
North and South Indian Oceans: There are no active tropical cyclones